Argument Against Jefferson High School District $23.39M Bond Issue: Measure J

How greedy can you get?

In 2014 voters approved $133,000,000 in debt to “continue to renovate” and in 2006 they approved $136,900,000 in additional debt to “renovate/upgrade facilities” and “upgrade technology”.

Now they want another $23,390,000 to do the same things all over again???

Do schools really need upgrading every four to six years?

Have they even spent the $133,000,000 from the 2014 bond or the $136,900,000 from 2006?

If not, why are they asking for more of your hard-earned tax dollars?

When bond debt measures like Measure J are put before the voters, they are admitting that everything they are currently spending your tax dollars on now, is more important than the projects for which this tax increase is being sought. 

Budgets set priorities.  Jefferson High School District is saying every educational dollar spent today is going to a higher priority than to "repair…classrooms". 

Do you agree?

The website: shows at least 4,869 students in the district, which means this bond expense is $5,830 per student, on top of the $13,305 per student expenses already in the budget.  That budget is also above the statewide average.

Would you take out a 25-30-year loan to buy a personal computer?  Nuts, right?  But that’s what the District did in 2014.  They issued bond debt to purchase technology that is now obsolete.

You deserved to know the full truth about measure J.

If you value children's health and safety more than funding tax free shelters for bond funds and big banks, then vote NO on Measure J.

If you value school maintenance more than making principal and interest payments for 25-30 years, vote NO on Measure J.

Remember, financing school projects via bonds, routinely double the cost of the project.

Also endorsing a no vote:

Salvador Ramirez, Small Business Owner

Alfonso Hipona, Daly City Resident - 53 years

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